All stories by Sanjeev Nayyar
Captain's gameplan on Kartarpur corridorRediff.com12 Nov 2019
The Kartarpur corridor was an excellent opportunity for the Congress to seize centre-stage in Sikh religious affairs. After all, the Akalis never achieved this in their years in power, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
8 lessons for the BJP from MaharashtraRediff.com30 Oct 2019
There are limitations to milking national security, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Why redrawing of J-K constituencies is a MUSTRediff.com9 Sep 2019
The manner in which assembly seats were distirbuted among Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh so far, has ensured that residents of the Valley rule the state forever, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
7 big steps for Modi 2Rediff.com30 May 2019
Indians want change and progress. They should be willing to accept tough decisions, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
The 'foreign hand' in India's election 2019Rediff.com27 Mar 2019
How will the Modi Sarkar's likely return affect other nations?
15 takeaways from the Balakot air strikeRediff.com11 Mar 2019
Indians must remember that Pakistanis hate losing to India, at war or in cricket, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Should yoga therapy go the Western way?Rediff.com7 Feb 2019
Why must Indians adjust their time-tested system because of what the West needs, asks Sanjeev Nayyar.
Statue of Unity will do for Kevatia what Rann Utsav did for KutchRediff.com14 Nov 2018
'Will the Statue of Unity and Tent City Narmada have as much of a transformational effect on the local economy as the salt desert/Tent City Dhordo did is something that only time can tell,' says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Looking beyond loan writeoffs for farmersRediff.com17 Mar 2018
Governments must encourage micro-irrigation, use of natural manure and pesticides in a big way. Farm income can be doubled by reducing cost as much as by increasing MSP, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
How should India deal with Pakistan?Rediff.com13 Feb 2018
'We need to be in a perpetual state of aggression, and able to swiftly change the goal posts to keep Pakistan in a state of imbalance,' argues Sanjeev Nayyar.
8 reasons what went wrong for BJP in GujaratRediff.com20 Dec 2017
'The BJP must realise that a resurgent Rahul Gandhi will take the battle straight into its camp.' 'He is not going to be held back by the misdeeds of UPA 1 and 2, so there is no point harping on them,' says Sanjeev Nayyar.
10 economic commandments for ModiRediff.com29 Sep 2017
Instead of a consumption stimulus the government must address the NPA issue with a war footing and invest in infrastructure, affordable housing and exports, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Why Dera Sacha Sauda draws followersRediff.com28 Aug 2017
Deras like Sacha Sauda made the poor feel secure, cared for, loved, provided a support system and gave them dignity, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Be careful, you're in South Kashmir now!Rediff.com13 Jul 2017
'A war is being fought in South Kashmir.' 'Do not underestimate your enemy, be sensible and cautious and be prepared for the worst if you choose to move in the region unprotected,' advises Sanjeev Nayyar.
Train to Tawang? Build roads firstRediff.com5 May 2017
Before undertaking such difficult projects as a 378-km railway line to Tawang, the government must seriously examine whether having quality roads is a better option.
Where Chinese media get India wrongRediff.com10 Apr 2017
One thing Beijing must understand is that India is not obsessed with being a threat to China but only wants a rightful place for itself in the world, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
How are 'minorities' allowed tax benefits under HUF?Rediff.com3 Jan 2017
Should the Income-Tax Act have been simultaneously amended to exclude Sikhs and Jains from the definition of HUF once they were declared a minority by the government? Sanjeev Nayyar discusses the curious dichotomies in our laws.
How India should deal with PakistanRediff.com5 Dec 2016
Sanjeev Nayyar suggests 16 measures by which we can tackle our unrelenting and untrustworthy neighbour.
How Indians can help the army along the borderRediff.com9 Nov 2016
Sanjeev Nayar offers some ideas on how Indians can help in improving the lives of those living in border areas and in the process help the Indian Army.
Is it time to divide J&K into three?Rediff.com10 Sep 2016
Since 1950 successive governments have tried various options but failed to reduce alienation amongst the people, for different reasons, of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh. It is best to accept this reality and let each region charter its own path, within the framework of the Indian Constitution, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Undermining RBI governor will have negative consequencesRediff.com20 Jun 2016
Dr Raghuram Rajan's departure holds lessons for all, be it sections of the media, politicians or the people themselves. We need to learn how to value and retain talent. At the same time the talented must realise that talent alone does not ensure the top job, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Why Amma's canteen must be replicated nationwideRediff.com27 May 2016
Sanjeev Nayyar visits an Amma canteen in Chennai, and comes back impressed
The incredible women of BharatRediff.com29 Apr 2016
Sanjeev Nayyar travels across India from Barmer to Arunachal to Mahabalipuram, and comes back humbled and impressed with the women he interacted with through his journey.
Why we shouldn't ban elephants in Kerala templesRediff.com13 Apr 2016
Our focus should rather be on strengthening security measures to prevent Kollam-like tragedies, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Why I am fida about Baba Ramdev's productsRediff.com29 Jan 2016
Baba Ramdev may be controversy's child, yet he has a fan following not just in India, but almost all over the world. Sanjeev Nayyar recounts why he is fida about Patanjali products.
Can the judiciary also reflect please?Rediff.com26 Nov 2015
The nullifying of the NJAC Act has put the spotlight on the Judiciary. Concepts like transparency, being open to change, leading from front, management of perceptions that were reserved for the Executive earlier are now relevant for the Judiciary as well, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
The truth about cow slaughter in IndiaRediff.com16 Oct 2015
'There are three issues related to beef consumption and cow slaughter. One is the British origin of cow slaughter. Two, if slaughter of cows is sanctioned by Islamic scriptures and three, the environmental impact of beef consumption.'
India only home for followers of dharmaRediff.com14 Sep 2015
It is mischievous to imply that the proposed bill to grant citizenship to persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists from other nations implies that Muslims and Christians are not Indians, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
20 ideas to handle a defiant PakistanRediff.com14 Aug 2015
How to deal with a country that has made export of terror a reason to make the world notice and fund it? Rediff.com contributor Sanjeev Nayyar offers a few suggestions
The battle between secular India and BharatRediff.com4 Aug 2015
A left-leaning centralised socialist model has created a shortage/entitlement economy. In fact one of the reasons for India's limited progress is that post-independent India is at odds with its true nature. It is something that educated right of centre Hindus are trying to correct, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
What India should learn from the Manipur ambushRediff.com9 Jun 2015
Manipur needs an integrated politico, military, socio-economic approach, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
AFSPA removal: Why Tripura and J&K are very differentRediff.com2 Jun 2015
My travels made me realise how different the ground situation and people's mindsets in the two states are. People seemed happy and secure in Tripura whilst there was only complaining and suspicion in J&K, says Sanjeev Nayyar.
Of Hindu, Hindustan, HindiRediff.com11 Sep 2014
Our problem is that we look at these words from a non-Indic perspective, says Sanjeev Nayyar.